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Review 29 March 2007
Practical Fantasy
Gilbert Meilaender
Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 198 pp., $22.00 cloth.
Review 29 March 2007
Practical Atheism
Michael P. Federici
The Way of the (Modern) World: Or, Why It’s Tempting to Live As If God Doesn’t Exist by Craig M. Gay. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (255 Jefferson Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503), 338 pp., 1998.
Review 27 March 2007
Metaparody
Bruce S. Thornton
Postmodern Pooh by Frederick Crews, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York), 175pp, $22.00 cloth, 2001.
Essay 27 March 2007
Are Fish Good for the Brain?
James V. Schall, S. J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 27 March 2007
Stubborn Myths
Glenn W. Olsen
Those Terrible Middle Ages! Debunking the Myths, by Régine Pernoud, translated by Anne Englund Nash. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, California) 179 pp., $12.95 paper, 2001.
Review 21 March 2007
Books in Little
Gerald J. Russello
Review 21 March 2007
On Russian Conservatism
William Anthony Hay
Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes. Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut), 216 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2006.
Review 21 March 2007
American Conservative
Joseph R. Fornieri
Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal: Collected Essays by Francis Graham Wilson, edited by H. Lee Cheek, Jr., M. Susan Power, and Kathy B. Cheek Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, New Jersey) 263 pp., $49.95 cloth, 2001.
Review 21 March 2007
Looking Behind the Mask
Sally Cook
Masquerade by Joseph S. Salemi. Pivot Press (Expansive Poetry Online Bookstore), 84 pp., $12.00 paper, 2005.
Review 21 March 2007
A Placid Portrait of the Enlightenment
Christopher O. Blum
The Enlightenment & the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture by Louis Dupré. Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut), 397 pp., $25.00 paper, 2004.
Review 21 March 2007
Garet Garrett: Intellectual Ancestor to Postwar Conservatives
Gerald J. Russello
Salvos Against the New Deal: Selections from the Saturday Evening Post 1933–1940 by Garet Garrett. Edited by Bruce Ramsey. Caxton Press (Caldwell, Idaho), 282 pp., $12.95 paper, 2002. Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post, 1939–1942 by Garet Garrett. Edited by Bruce Ramsey. Caxton Press (Caldwell, Idaho), 285 pp., $12.95 paper, 2003.
Review 21 March 2007
Literature As Moral Meditation
Terry H. Pickett
Joseph Conrad: His Moral Vision by George A. Panichas. Mercer University Press, (Macon, Georgia) 165 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2005.
Review 21 March 2007
A Prudent Approach To Social Security’s Future
James E. Person, Jr.
Social Security: False Consciousness and Crisis by John Attarian. Transaction Books (New Brunswick, NJ), xvii + 393 pp., $44.95 cloth, 2002.
Review 21 March 2007
Up From Scientism
D. J. Mullan
Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing edited by William A. Dembski. ISI Books (Wilmington, Delaware) 366 pp., $28.00 cloth, 2004.

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A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954

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